Blast from the past cards

Yesterday, I was invited by a nearby demo to come stamp with her and a couple of her ladies in a casual afternoon of card making. (thanks, Lisa!)  I had never met her before, but I was excited to meet other stamping ladies from the area.  First off, I am so jealous of her workspace. 🙂  She has a large, long room that is all stamping, all the time in her upstairs.  Everything is perfectly put away in organized drawers, shelves, and hanging on the walls. Plus she had the coolest metal decortation on her wall that held cards. So everywhere you looked was something inspiring. I definitey need to do something like that.

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I ended up making 4 cards using a mix of new and retired elements. I realized that I keep reaching for my new stuff when working on projects but that I have a lot of neat old stuff too. Just because something is retired doesn’t mean it isn’t great., right? Anyway, time for me to run to work. Happy Monday!

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Why I love my Stampin’ Up! Uplines

Because they are awesome and organize great events!

So, yesterday I went to a group meeting organized by my very distant upline (for those of you not familiar with the term, my upline is the person who recruited me to be a demonstrator).  It was for everyone in her group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and their recruits.  It was a day of stamping, swapping, sharing, and learning – and it was awesome!  I met a ton of cool people and came away with some great ideas and some cool projects.  I just had to share some of the neat stuff.

) And who doesn't love presents? Thanks Heather, Karen, and Holly!

First off, besides all the great tips and ideas my uplines gave me - they also gave me gifts. 🙂 And who doesn't love presents? Thanks Heather, Karen, and Holly!

Then, in the morning, I got to try my hand at making a few quick make and take projects myself. We got to make a card, a 6x6 scrapbook page, and use the BigShot to make a basket and a card. Each of these was easy but fun to make.

Then, in the morning, I got to try my hand at making a few quick make and take projects myself. We got to make a card, a 6x6 scrapbook page, and use the BigShot to make a basket and a card. Each of these was easy but fun to make.

I also took a set of cards to swap with other demos at the event.  I procrastinated terribly and didn’t end up starting to design the card until Friday night!  However, after a couple hours of designing and constructing, I think I ended up with a pretty cute card.  What do you think?
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